08 May 2018 - 07 Sep 2018

Design and build flying creations to test in the Wind Tubes.

Wind tubes are vertical wind tunnels. They are a playful way to explore how moving air affects everyday objects. A visit to Wind Tubes will introduce student to concepts of aerodynamics such as weight, gravity, surface area and shape in relation to moving air.

Students can create flying devises with simple materials such as foam, cardboard, feathers and cellophane, then test their creations inside the various wind tubes. Gravity, shape and airflow cause their designs to fly, fall or hover in moving air. Through experimentation creativity, critical thinking and problem solving students can explore theories about how creations fly, then make modification and test again to achieve design goals. Wind Tubes are an inventive way to explore the connections between art and science.

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Dates: Weekdays 8 May – 7 September 2018 (excluding Friday 18 May 2018 and July School Holidays)
Times: from 10:00 am onwards
Duration: 1 hour facilitated workshop or 40 minute facilitated workshop for younger students.
Year Levels: Recommended for Pre-Prep up to Junior Secondary (max. 35 students per booking)
Cost: FREE! All materials and equipment are supplied.
Bookings: Essential. Please complete this booking form and return to [email protected] or fax 07 3810 7030.
Curriculum Links: Technology Design and Technologies | Visual Art | Science | Critical and Creative Thinking